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Mississippi eyes upcoming union vote at Nissan’s Smyrna plant

While workers at Nissan’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. are readying for a union vote, the business community in Mississippi is taking note. On Aug. 14, a delegation of Nissan workers petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for an NLRB-supervised union election at the Smyrna plant. The vote will take place sometime this fall. The petition marks the fourth attempt ...

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Old Venice Pizza opening restaurant in Jackson

PHOTO: Stefano Capamazza and Jim Bulian, co-owners of Old Venice Pizza Company. JACKSON — Oxford’s Old Venice Pizza Company, opened in 1997 and seats 100, and Starkville’s 1999-built restaurant that seats 150, will soon be rivaled by the restaurant’s Jackson version this October, located at the old Gridley’s location in northeast Jackson. The new Jackson Old Venice Pizza Company and ...

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Quaint shop supports centuries-old religious order

JACKSON — Located in an antebellum home on Terry Road near the interstate, the Carmelite Gift & Bookshop is great place to pick up some bread, a prayer book and a little peace. But you might have to ring the bell first. Except for weekends in November and December, the Carmelite Gift & Bookshop is closed. Locked, even. However, year-round, ...

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